What if superheroes were real?Touching and inspirational, Superheroes shows that the potential for greatness lies in all of us. Director Michael Barnett travels the country capturing ordinary people committing extraordinary acts of bravery and kindness. They are teachers, security guards and stay-at-home dads who don homemade comic-book costumes and fight for justice with names like Mr. Xtreme, Dark Guardian and Vigilante-Spider.Superheroes is an unvarnished tale of courage and compassion where fantasy and reality collide on some of the meanest streets in North America. This awe-inspiring documentary unmasks the true-life stories behind these costumed avengers as they confront not just drug dealers, muggers and slumlords but also the most dangerous offender of all ? apathy.Funny, heartwarming and at times painfully intimate, Superheroes will refresh and provoke as it casts light on an unsung movement and celebrates the spirit of altruism.